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Cogon Grass - Imperata cylindrica 'Red Baron' (latin)

Geographic origins: Japan.
Adult size: Height up to 1m, width up to 70cm.
Foliage: Evergreen.
Type of soil: Well drained, moist and rich. Dislikes chalk.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Position: Partial shade to full light. The colour is more intense in full sun.
Plantation density: 6 / m².


Properties and uses:
Cogon grass grows tufts of elongated leaves. The leaves are pure green at the base and become progressively blood red towards the tips hence its name. In September / October, there is a fine flowering of silvery white flowers.
Whether grown in a pot or in an isolated group, the Cogon grass will add a surprise to your garden.
This herb has a reputation of becoming invasive, you can limit its development with an anti-rhizome barrier.

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